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Dashcam Footage Released Shows Walter Scott Running Away From Officer

South Carolina state police have released dascham footage from officer Michael Slager’s car captured moments before he shot black unarmed man Walter Scott. The video shows Scott running away after being pulled over.

Made public Thursday by the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), the footage does not reveal any details about the moment unarmed man Walter Scott was killed by officer Michael Slager.

The video begins with 33-year-old Slager, a North Charleston police officer, pulling over Walter Scott, 50, for having a busted tail light. Slager tells Scott why he pulled him over after asking for his license and registration, and a brief conversation ensues over whether Scott has car insurance.

After Slager returns to his police car, Scott can be seen opening his door. Slager tells Scott to go back inside his vehicle, and Scott does. A few moments later, Scott opens his door again and runs away. Slager gives chase, but the encounter then moves beyond the dashcam’s range.


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